January 2015 - Introduction to Microsoft Application Insights

Meeting Topic

Introduction to Microsoft Application Insights


Standby for one of our most exciting cloud-based development services. Whether you are in production or development, Application Insights for Visual Studio Online offers a set of developer services to give you a “360 degree view” with actionable insight into the availability, performance and usage of your server and client/device application, regardless if they run on-premises, in Microsoft Azure, a third-party cloud provider, or a combination of all three. This is fully server-side which can report the health of your specific service or application directly, having the reports instantaneously accessible in your Azure Portal. With Application Insights you can quickly pinpoint the root cause, and connect yourself to a rich diagnostic experience in Visual Studio. And by knowing what your customers are doing with your application, you get the insights to continuously improve your applications and prioritize investments. Join us to see how development teams get better insight to their applications and answer questions such as: How would you translate the metrics captured by Application Insights to help solve technical and business problems? Can Application Insights captures most of its data without any change to your application’s code? Can we add your own application metrics? Can we also use it to add more value to your Visual Studio Online load tests?

Speaker – Randy Pagels

As a Sr. Developer Technology Specialist, I serve as a field expert for Microsoft’s flag-ship development and application lifecycle management tools, specifically Visual Studio, Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, Test Professional, and Lab management. I help Inspire customers to build modern software across desktops, tablets, and phones and illuminate Microsoft's integrated tools and platform story across connected devices and continuous services. My responsibilities include presenting a variety of technical topics (from version control, work item tracking, testing practices, requirement practices, and ALM solutions) for individual customers or at larger events, developing content for events, and helping customer understand the breadth and depth of Microsoft’s development technologies.

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at The Pub at 1554 Polaris Parkway,
Columbus, Ohio 43240


Thursday, 1/22/2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm


Microsoft Office – Columbus

Please Note: Because of fire code, the Microsoft facility will only accommodate 100 people.


Our Sponsorship Policy has changed! Take a look here.

Our Annual Sponsors:

Annual Sponsor - Improving Enterprises

Annual Sponsor - Cardinal Solutions

Our Meeting Sponsors:



Sponsor - AppDynamics

Sponsor - Sogeti

Generous thanks to Microsoft for giving us the meeting space.

Sponsor - Microsoft

Our meeting swag sponsors include:

Sponsor - JetBrains



Opportunities to sponsor CONDG are available. For more information please email contact@condg.org

Annual End of Year Holiday Party – December 11, 2014

Everyone is invited to attend the annual CONDG End of Year Holiday Party this December 11th, 2014 beginning at 6:00 PM.

There will be food, networking, fun, and more!

Toy / Food Drive

Once again we will be hosting our toy / food drive. All toys will be donated to Toys-for-Tots and food to the Mid Ohio Food Bank.

Meeting Location

In order to accommodate a larger group and provide extra space for other activities we will once again be using the facilities provided by one of our Annual Sponsors.

Improving Enterprises
One Easton Oval
Suite 175
Columbus, OH 43219

Board Elections

As part of the annual meeting we will be holding elections for next year’s officers. Officer rolls include: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. For more information about each role please read the Bylaws posted on the condg.org website. If you wish to run for a position please email contact@condg.org with the position you wish to run for.

Any individual that has attended four meetings in 2014 is eligible to vote in the elections.

We look forward to seeing you!